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Vincent Granville's Blog – November 2014 Archive (15)

4 easy steps to becoming a data scientist

Here is how to begin your data science journey:

  1. Buy a book on modern data science, avoid statistics textbooks re-labeled as data science like plague: they will lead you to nowhere. Any public-domain stuff that's been invented 50 years ago will lead to a job that will eventually be replaced by a robot - we are working on this to make it happen. If you have an analytic background, my book…
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Added by Vincent Granville on November 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Weekly Digest - December 1

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

High versus low-level data science

Here I describe a case study: a solution based on high-level data science. By high level, I mean data science not done by statisticians, but by decision makers accessing, digging into, and understanding summary (dashboard) data to quickly make a business decision with immediate financial impact. There is also a section on smart imputation techniques, with patentable, open intellectual property that we created after investigating this problem.

This article is articulated in three…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Weekly Digest - November 24

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 19, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Thoughts of the week

Three thoughts this time, for our first edition of Thoughts of the Week.

Thought #1

An estimate that is slightly biased but robust, model-independent, easy to compute, and easy to interpret, is better than one that is a non-biased, difficult to compute, mysterious, or not robust. That's one of the differences between data science and statistics.

Thought #2

Learning how to code, especially SQL, should be the last step in…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 18, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Unicorn Data Scientist Shares his Secrets with You

The case study presented here - including root cause analysis and solution - was performed for a digital publisher. It offers a different perspective on what data scientists are capable of. The expert involved here is not a coder, certainly not a production guy, yet is able to leverage his business acumen and domain expertise to

  • Imagine dozens of scenarios and rank them by chance of occurring
  • Get silo-ed data from various departments (finance, sales, marketing, product,…
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Added by Vincent Granville on November 15, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Weekly Digest - November 17

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 12, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tableau Top BI Trends for 2015

Tableau's list of 10 Predictions for BI in 2015.

Tableau Software

  1. Self-service analytics spawns new data governance practices.
  2. Marketers and sellers turn social intelligence into smarter strategies. 
  3. Analytic competencies emerge across the organization. 
  4. Software user communities will be differentiators.
  5. Analytics solutions must integrate with other tools…
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Added by Vincent Granville on November 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

13 New Trends in Big Data and Data Science

Based on requests from clients - vendors of data processing platforms and products - as well as trends in popular blogs,  job postings, and my own reading. Here are a few topics recently gaining strong traction (items beyond #13 were recently added)::

  1. The rise of data plumbing, to make big data run smoothly, safely, reliably, and fast through all "data…
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Added by Vincent Granville on November 11, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

My thoughts on data science and big data

In this article, I share some of my unusual views about big data and data science. My next article will be about new trends in data science.

Big data is necessary in more applications than people think

And used with success. It includes

  • Scoring transactions (credit card purchases) in real time
  • Automated piloting
  • Monitoring car traffic (sending alerts, finding optimum routes). Same with planes.
  • Digital…
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Added by Vincent Granville on November 9, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

22 tips for better data science

These tips are provided by Dr Granville, who brings 20 years of varied data-intensive experience working with successful start-ups, small companies across various industries, and eBay, Visa, Microsoft, GE and Wells Fargo.

  1. Leverage external data sources:…
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Added by Vincent Granville on November 8, 2014 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

The growth of data science over the last two years: 300%

A few websites catering to analytics and data science professionals have experienced tremendous growth recently. Organizations such as INFORMS or AMSTAT have seen their traffic explode, targeting high school students to join the ranks of data scientists. Niche publishers providing high quality, actionable content - and run by true data scientists rather than journalists - have also seen spectacular growth.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 8, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Digest - November 10

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 

Sponsored Announcement

Just as information is the lifeblood of healthcare, data science is at the heart of the 100 percent online Master of Science degree in Health Informatics at the College…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Big Data Problem: Could Fake Reviews Kill Amazon?

Adversarial analytics and business hacking: Amazon case study.

Chances are that you might have purchased a book, or visited a restaurant, as a result of reading fake reviews. The problem impacts companies such as Amazon and Yelp, while on Facebook, massive disinformation campaigns are funded by political money, hitting thousands of profiles and managed by public relation companies: they create fake profiles and try to become friends with influencers. Here the focus is…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 2, 2014 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Data Science: Paving the Way For More Open, Interactive Data Analysis

Guest blog post by Gemma. Gemma can be reached at [email protected].
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Data science is still, in many ways, the new kid on the block. In fact, there is often a fair amount of confusion as to what…
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Added by Vincent Granville on November 1, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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